CAA STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Greetings,

Welcome to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) homepage for the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).

My name is Kate Williams, and I am the national SAAC representative for the CAA. I am a field hockey student-athlete from Towson University, where I serve on our SAAC, along with representatives from all our nineteen sports. As a committee, we work together to protect the well-being of student-athletes on our campus. I hope to continue this attitude on the conference level.

Unification is the ultimate goal of the CAA SAAC. We are all working towards a common purpose of creating a positive environment for student-athletes. It is the responsibility of the SAAC members to provide information and ideas to the conference and then also back to their institutions, so everyone stays involved and informed. Serving on the conference SAAC is a major opportunity. The student-athlete becomes the voice and face of not only his/her team and institution, but also the CAA. He/she is the connection between the institution and the national level. Bringing the opinions, ideas, and questions from the institutional level to the conference level is the biggest responsibility of the CAA SAAC members.  From there, the CAA can create a solid opinion that can then be passed along to the national SAAC.

CAA SAAC members meet once a year at a summit, where their leadership skills are enhanced. They discuss issues, concerns, and ideas from their institutions with other student athletes, allowing thoughts and plans to be traded and borrowed. Through this, every institution in the CAA is learning from each other and has ideas and activities to take back to their institutions.

The CAA SAAC works diligently to stay active and involved in the ever-changing student-athlete world. Please contact Vincent Pierson, Assistant Director of Compliance & Student-Athlete Services, or myself with any questions, comments, or suggestions for the CAA SAAC. Explore our website to learn more about the CAA SAAC and please visit again.

Kate Williams
NCAA SAAC member, CAA representative

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